July 12th, 2010
03:34 PM ET

'Despicable Me' one of the best in its genre

The estimated $60 million Steve Carell’s “Despicable Me” pulled in at the box office is one indication that Universal's animated tale of the evil yet loveable villain Gru is a winner, but the “four out of three stars” from one iReporter’s five-year-old bodes even better for the word-of-mouth this movie will have.

But it's not just for kids or fans of animation; if you're a fan of well-told films, said iReporter Al Mealey, you'll be a fan of this movie.

“To put it simply friends, this film from Universal Pictures is not only one of the best films of the year, but it's also one of the best pictures of the CGI Era,” Mealey explained. “I predict this fine movie will get incredible word of mouth, and it would not surprise me if the second release week brings in even more dough then the first.”

Do you agree? Does anyone not like this movie? Inquiring minds want to know.

Filed under: movies • Summer movies

soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Fart B. Jones

    DAD Clauss smell Bad.

    October 3, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mark Detert Stanis

    Dr. leon peris is wonderful in the movie!

    October 3, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Edward Goss Sr./First City Capital Corporation CEO

    DAD Clauss is an old fool!

    October 3, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Aldino Continno

    Paired sets are the key to realty Brokerage.

    October 3, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Thomas R. Clauss (In Diapers at 90)

    Hey Gang let us keep it clean and neat.

    October 3, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Rabbi Morey Huckleman//Great Neck New York

    the movie is fair, the Popcorn was great!

    September 19, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Bernard Mussleman

    Movie is a Turdd.

    September 10, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jodie Cabot

    Wonderful movie.

    September 5, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  9. Oliver A. Carr

    Great popcorn at Cineplex Lowes 9090

    September 5, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  10. Alex Calvanese

    Great Great Movie!

    September 5, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  11. Carlos Ripps

    Are u the Jerry Berkman who taught at Coumbia?

    September 5, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  12. Jerry Jay berkman

    Great movie, saw Alex Greene of GW at the Multiplex

    September 5, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  13. Thomas Jack Pratt

    Movie is powerful with it's subtext!

    September 5, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  14. Hyman Turtle Fuld

    The movie is Groovy and Fun!

    RAVE On!

    September 5, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  15. Doo Drop Pugatch

    the movie sucks

    September 5, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  16. Alex Calvanese

    Movie sucks.

    Steve Carrell is Grossly Overated.

    September 5, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  17. Mandy

    I took my little sister see this movie and I thought it was just the cutest. That little girl reminds me of Boo from Monsters Inc a bit. Such a good movie!

    August 17, 2010 at 3:33 am | Report abuse |
  18. Jim

    Funny family Summer movie... was thinking about Steve and the Office 🙁 http://www.watch-a-movie.org/

    July 23, 2010 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  19. jenn4289

    Our whole family loved this movie, kept us laughing! What a great, well-made movie. Highly recommended!!!!!

    July 13, 2010 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  20. Nathan

    Great movies one of the best family movies i have seen since i was little . if you havent seen it you gotta go watch guaranteed you will love it.

    July 13, 2010 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  21. v

    I wouldn't go so far to say that it is the best of its genre, but it sure is one fun, funny, and very touching film! one of the best of the summer no doubt.

    July 13, 2010 at 2:20 am | Report abuse |


    July 12, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Mick

    Steve Carell is on fire! His movies are making money and are consistently good. Is there any other comedy actor that can say that right now? Hit TV show, two major movies in July, and it keeps going and going.

    Top 4 Steve Carell movies:

    How can you argue with his track record?

    July 12, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  24. suzanne

    The boy is a natural talent. He could be in commercials. Really cute.

    July 12, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |

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